Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World

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About the Author

When Paul Shapiro took his first bite of clean meat in 2014, more humans had gone into space than had eaten real meat grown outside an animal. In addition to being among the world's first clean meat consumers, Paul is a four-time TEDx speaker, the co-host of the Business for Good Podcast, the CEO of The Better Meat Co., and longtime leader in food sustainability. He's published hundreds of articles in publications ranging from daily newspapers to academic journals. Paul lives in Sacramento, California with his wife Toni Okamoto, author and founder of Plant-Based on a Budget. His first book, Clean Meat, is a Washington Post bestseller, and has been translated into numerous other languages. You can read more about Paul's work and contact him at

Prof. Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, and Sapiens: A Graphic History. His books have sold over 35 million copies in 65 languages, and he is considered one of the world's most influential public intellectuals today. The Guardian has credited Sapiens with revolutionizing the non-fiction market and popularizing "brainy books".

In 2020 Harari joined forces with renowned comics artists David Vandermeulen and Daniel Casanave, to create Sapiens: A Graphic History: a radical adaptation of the original Sapiens into a graphic novel series. This illustrated collection casts Yuval Noah Harari in the role of guide, who takes the reader through the entire history of the human species, accompanied by a range of fictional characters and traveling through time, space and popular culture references.

Born in Haifa, Israel, in 1976, Harari received his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2002, and is currently a lecturer at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He originally specialized in world history, medieval history and military history, and his current research focuses on macro-historical questions such as: What is the relationship between history and biology? What is the essential difference between Homo sapiens and other animals? Is there justice in history? Does history have a direction? Did people become happier as history unfolded? What ethical questions do science and technology raise in the 21st century?


"Clean meat could be a huge win for animal welfare, human health, and the planet. If you want to learn more about the scientists, entrepreneurs and activists who are leading this revolution, read Paul Shapiro's compelling and optimistic book."
--Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet, former CEO of Google
"Clean Meat offers an enthralling look into a near future where many of our most dangerous food safety risks could be all but eliminated. Paul Shapiro tells a tale in this important book that could just save your life."
--Michael Greger, M.D., bestselling author of How Not to Die
"Clean meat is poised to revolutionize the business of food and agriculture, addressing many of our most pressing problems. This book artfully tells the story of the roots of that revolution and where it may be leading us."
--Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, and Suzy Welch, TV journalist, co-authors of Winning
"This is the book to read to understand the story of the cultured meat movement."
--Mark Post, creator of the world's first clean burger
"A brisk and engaging case, "Clean Meat" advocates without overselling."
--Wall Street Journal
"Shapiro's book is a wake-up call informing Americans that not only will lab-grown, cultured meat be healthier--unnecessary antibiotic usage on animals living in crowded, contaminated quarters has made the quality of much of our meat questionable at best--it will also tremendously reduce animal suffering."
-Big Think
"Clean Meat offers an inspirational look into a future where the cellular agricultural revolution helps lower rates of foodborne illness, greatly improves environmental sustainability, and allows us to continue to enjoy the food we love."
--Kathleen Sebelius, Former US Secretary of Health & Human Services
"An interesting and controversial glimpse into how cellular agriculture may supplement conventional agriculture and how innovation offers a variety of additional ways to feed a hungry and growing world."
--Dan Glickman, Former US Secretary of Agriculture
"Paul Shapiro has written a timely and informative book on the exciting transformation that is about to happen in the way we produce our food. He introduces us to the bold young innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing clean meat, milk and eggs. What they are doing has the potential to put an end to a vast quantity of cruelty, and to make a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions."
--Peter Singer, bestselling author of Animal Liberation and Princeton ethicist
"Paul Shapiro provides a fascinating look at the future of food and the innovators who are working to interrupt and reinvent the food system. Clean Meat is an interesting and worthwhile read."
--Ann Veneman, former executive director of UNICEF and former US Secretary of Agriculture
"Paul Shapiro has artfully chronicled a most important development in his very worthwhile book Clean Meat, destined to take its place in the literature of moral progress."
--Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine and author of The Moral Arc
"An intriguing argument from an animal rights perspective for developing an economy of cultured, lab-born meat. Shapiro, a vice president at the Humane Society, observes at the outset that the seemingly science-fiction-y thing he calls "clean meat" is a reality. . . Shapiro serves up portraits of a rapidly developing technology."
--Kirkus Reviews
"The meat we sell at Whole Foods Market is rated on an animal welfare scale of 1-5+ but when clean meat hits the market, I'd like to put it in our meat section with an animal welfare rating of 10 since it means no animals were harmed or killed. Read Paul Shapiro's captivating account of the entrepreneurs working to enable us to sell that meat soon."
--John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market
"[A] carefully researched and lively written volume."
--Pacific Standard